The Tupelo Furniture Market opened with light traffic and subdued moods here Thursday morning. While some attributed the slow traffic to other industry markets and events taking place near or at the same time as the Tupelo Market, others cited that it is an indication that business is more challenging for smaller, independent retailers who typically attend the regional market. More
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- Buyers head south in January and February to visit two furniture shows in the Magnolia State. Furniture/Today editors are on the ground at both and talk about what each Mississippi market brings to the industry.
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From A Rep's Perspective
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From Fabric to Frame
Cindy W. Hodnett
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